Iranian Deputy FM for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari and France’s Special Envoy for Syria Franck Gellet have held talks on the latest developments in the Arab country. Continue reading
French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his country’s intention to boost its initiative to form a contact group on Syria, noting that France is keen to find a political solution in the country and achieve stability in Iraq. Continue reading
The French president underlined the role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in war-torn country without the Islamic Republic.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian late Tuesday held talks with UN Special Envoy for #Syria Staffan de Mistura to review the status of peace negotiations on the Syrian conflict and to discuss the next steps in this process, a Foreign Ministry statement said Wednesday.
De-escalation zones in Syria should not play the role of prototypes of the country’s territorial split but, much rather, would help establish collaboration between the parties of the civil conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Le Figaro.
French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Monday that there would be an “immediate response” to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, after holding his first face-to-face talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Speaking at a tense press conference in Versailles alongside Mr Putin, Mr Macron said they had a “frank exchange”, which covered contentious issues like the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged election meddling.
France is still seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution on Syria, foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Thursday, adding that diplomatic negotiations were a priority over possible military action.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the future of Syria does not revolve around whether or not President Bashar Al-Assad remains in power or not, but it depends on whether the international community keeps its commitments made in UN resolutions on Syria voted in December 2015.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday discussed by phone worsening security in Syria with UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura, namely growing number of truce violations.